Jessica Andrade drops to strawweight, meets former title challenger Jessica Penne at UFC 199

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Jessica Andrade is dropping down to strawweight this June, and she’ll take on former UFC title challenger Jessica Penne at UFC 199, according to a report from the LA Daily News.

The 24-year-old Brazilian went 4-3 as a bantamweight inside the Octagon, most recently getting submitted by Raquel Pennington in September of last year. She now drops down two weight classes for the first time.

Penne fights for the first time since June of 2015, where she was picked apart for three rounds by Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a TKO loss. The 33-year-old was a former champion in the Invicta FC Atomweight division, and won her debut in the UFC out of The Ultimate Fighter 20.

UFC 199 hits The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on June 4, headlined by the UFC Middleweight Championship rematch between Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman.

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